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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Matthew Rodger

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Read by Ian McElhinney Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jim McCallen
Read By: Ian McElhinney
Producer: Chris Spurr

: Daily Service

NEM, p97; Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 352);
Psalm 3; Isaiah 6, w 1-8; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search Australia Project Newman - and a Mountain of Iron by WARRILL GRINDROD Presented by URSULA DAVIES (R) (e) 11 20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (3) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Ursula Davies
Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: Analysis

The Need to Know
The current tussle in the courts between the Government and the press may have implications far beyond the relationship between politicians and the media.
There are arguments about the public's right to know what government is doing in its name, and about the essential ingredients of an open society. Where should the line be drawn between freedom of expression and the security of the state? Who should draw it: the Government, Parliament or the courts?
Presented by Peter Hennessy Producer MARK LAITY


Presented By: Peter Hennessy

: Even Further up the Tyne In a Flummox

In the last programme in the series Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories: Laid On with a Trowel and Everything but Vertigo
'He said that his wife, who had been the first do-it-yourself woman in Wallsend, had always cleaned their chimneys by dropping a football down them, until that calamitous day
35 years earlier when she had decamped with the wandering insurance man.'
Producer Gillian Hush BBC Manchester


Reader: Leonard Barras
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

with John Howard
For information about this week's programme, write for Factsheet No 4: [address removed]Please send sae


Unknown: John Howard

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper with his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 International Story- Writing Competition (BroadcastMondayatl.55pmFM)
2.05 Let's Join In More of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by CATHERINE STORR (R) (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Amazing Secret Music-Maze (3) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing Presented by BILL TORRANCE This week: An Edinburgh Assembly, George Street Assembly Rooms BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Catherine Storr
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Presented By: Bill Torrance

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester
The programme that offers a heady blend of the practical, personal and political, the trendy, topical and timeless. Presenter Helen Boaden Serial: Cold Showers (7)


Presenter: Helen Boaden

: The Old Wives' Tale

by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised in six parts by PETER MACKIE with and 1:1863-5
A handsome commercial traveller, Gerald Scales, calls into a draper's shop in Bursley to flirt with young Sophia
Baines, little realising that his visit will bring exile for the girl and ultimate ruin to himself.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBCPebbleMill.Stereo
• HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter MacKie
Directed By: Philip Martin
Sophia: Susan Tracy
Constance: Annie Raitt
Arnold Bennett: Terry Molloy
Gerald Scales: Peter McEnery
Mrs Baines: Gillian Goodman
Samuel Povey: Kim Durham
Critchlow: Edwin Richfield
Miss Insull/Maggie: Hedli Niklaus
John Baines/Bladon: Terry Molloy
Aunt Harriet: Joyce Gibbs
Miss Chetwynd: Deirdre Edwards

: News

: Film of the Book

The last of four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
When Alan Sillitoe 's screen adaptation of his own novel was first released in 1960, audiences felt that British movies had finally grown up - with Albert Finney thumbing his nose at authority, a new kind of hero was born. But
Christopher Cook finds many differences between Sillitoe's original novel and Karel Reisz 's film version. With soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Paul McGann.


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Karel Reisz
Book By: Paul McGann.
Producer: Wendy Clay

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News continued on FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Tom Boswell , Clive Jacobs and Alanah Martin Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)
Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie urunay: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Helen Archer: Frances Graham
John Archer: Sam Barriscale

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo (Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Any Questions?

Baroness Trumpington, Parliamentary Secretary (Lords), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Bryan Gould , mp David Alton , mp
Max Hastings , Editor of the Daily Telegraph from Northampton
Chairman Sue MacGregor Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10pm)


Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: David Alton
Unknown: Max Hastings
Producer: Carole Stone

: Law in Action

The Lord Chancellor answers questions from John Eidinow in this topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the courts and by Parliament. Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Pure Fool
When Wagner wrote his sacred festival opera, Parsifal, he created all sorts of problems - transformation scenes, disappearing gardens and castles, with magic spears that stop in mid-air. How were they solved for the first production in 1882 and how have
Bill Bryden and Bernard Haitink approached the staging and musical challenges in the new Royal Opera House production which opened last night? Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills
Written by MARK BURTON
Producer JO BUNTING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O'Farrell.
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Parsons Peter Hickey.
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw
Producer: Jo Bunting.

: 'amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Help Yourself: Russian Studies Programmes 5-8. Stereo (e)

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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